A man who was stabbed to death in Elland has been named by detectives as Daniel Shane Campbell.

The 38-year-old’s body was discovered at an address on Elizabeth Street at 7.19pm on Friday.

 

Late yesterday West Yorkshire Police said that following a post mortem, Mr Campbell, who is originally from Halifax, was found to have died from multiple stab wounds.

Det Chief Insp Steve Snow, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “A 45-year-old local man who was arrested near to the scene on Friday evening remains in police custody on suspicion of murder.”

A shocked neighbour, who lived directly opposite Mr Campbell’s home, gave a graphic description of the aftermath of Mr Campbell death.

Nigel Clegg, 42, was at home when he heard two women screaming.

The unemployed carer said: “I heard lots of shouting and screaming and a woman saying: ‘Oh, no. Oh, no.’ It’s just horrible and terrible what has happened.”

After the emergency services were contacted police and an ambulance arrived within minutes.

Mr Clegg added: “He was a very nice guy.”

Another neighbour, Richard Sadler, 36, said: “I heard a lot of noise on Friday night but I just thought it was kids arguing. The road was closed off for some time and on Saturday night the police were searching for a weapon and looking in all the bins and combing the road for clues.”

Peter Thomas, landlord of Spring Gardens, Elland, said: “I knew Danny well. He used to drink in here occasionally and helped behind the bar when I needed holiday relief.

“He was very close to his aunt, Kim Campbell, who will be totally distraught about what has happened. He was a lovely lad, it’s an absolute tragedy.”

Emma Clarke, landlady of The Fleece, Elland, said he had been in the pub only days before the incident with his girlfriend.

She said: “He kept himself to himself. He was very polite and always asked how I was.”

Another of Mr Campbell’s friends, Raza Malik, 31, said: “I lived on the same street and used to take his dog for a walk. He was a plasterer.”

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